Botanical Brouhaha Expert Discussion Panel: No. 84

Question:

I use garden roses in my designs and love them! Recently, I heard about garden spray roses. Have you used them? If so, what are your favorite varieties?

'Madame Butterfly' Spray Garden Rose | Seattle Wholesale Growers Market

‘Madame Butterfly’ Garden Spray Rose | Seattle Wholesale Grower’s Market

Answers:

‘Marie Romantica’ | Passionflower | Lians Jadan Photography

‘Marie Romantica’ | Passionflower | Lians Jadan Photography

I adore garden spray roses! The heads are a bit smaller, and the stems nod in such a lovely way. I love ‘Marie Romantica’- a icy pale blush with a flat head, and ‘Maria Theresia’- a richer pale pink with tons of ruffles. “Wendy” from Peterkort Roses in Oregon is super special as well- creamy white silver dollar sized heads that open completely flat and lasts forever. I’m not sure she’s technically a “garden spray” but she’s one to have in your back pocket for certain!

‘Marie Romantica’ | Passionflower | Amanda Dumouchelle Photography

‘Marie Romantica’ | Passionflower | Amanda Dumouchelle Photography

Susan McLeary (Passionflower)

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I often design with garden spray roses from Peterkort Roses. My favorites include ‘Wendy’, ‘Surprise’, ‘Mimi Eden’, and ‘Moonstruck’. They are at their best when they are fully open so I keep them out of the cooler until they are at the perfect stage to design with.

Alicia Schwede (Bella Fiori / Flirty Fleurs)

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Go to see a nice selection with images at Green Valley Floral website.  See Artisan Roses – Garden Spray Roses.

Garden Spray Roses Green Valley Floral

Hitomi Gilliam (Design358)

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The finest spray roses come from Peterkort roses in Portland, Oregon. I especially like ‘Maria Theresia’ and ‘Wendy’. You will love the many different varieties they offer. Speak with Norm and get to ordering. They are a very prestigious and famous American grower and one of the last of their kind. They are a beautiful company to work with!!!

Holly Chapple (Holly Heider Chapple Flowers)

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My all time favourite garden spray rose is one called ‘Eden Romantica’. It has various shades of pink, with green guard petals and a beautiful form. It’s amazing and my clients love it!

Clare Day (Clare Day Flowers)

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